Nyamira governor John Nygarama he will defend his seat after he emerged victorious in ODM nominations held Tuesday 19TH April 2017.
BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH APRIL 2017-Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama will now vie for the gubernatorial seat in the county the second time when the elections are held on August 8th on an ODM ticket.This folllows his victory in the nominations held on Tuesday by the party.Nyagarama garnered a total of 17487 while his closest rival Member of parliament James Gesami got 12126 votes.
Nyagarama has also denied allegations of rigging of the votes in the exercise and called upon those who lost to support him and improve the Orange democratic movement party.
Meanwhile Taita Taveta county governor John Mruttu is leading in the nominations held Tuesday according to the latest results from the county.Mruttu is a head with 5110 votes followed by his rival Thomas Mwadeghu who has managed 1148 votes so far.
The incumbent Taita Taveta governor John Mruttu/FILE
In the women rep contest Anastacia Wakesho is leading with 4310 while another contender Anisa Mwakio has 1121 votes. In transNzoia Caleb Hamisi has been declared winner of the ODM nominations in Saboti constituency in Transnzoia county after garnering a total of 8000 votes. His main rival Robert Makoma got 1470 votes.